Bastille Day Celebrations [fr]

July 14 is a symbolic day for France: it reminds French people of the end of the absolute monarchy with the Storming of the Bastille and the celebration of its first anniversary during the Fête de la Fédération in 1790. But it is also an occasion to celebrate à la française. Enjoy several French events here in U.S Southeast!


On Friday, July 14 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, the Consulate General of France in Atlanta will host a Bastille Day Celebration. This reception is invitation only, and a limited number of slots are available for French nationals registered with the Consulate.

On Saturday, July 15 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm, the Alliance Française d’Atlanta will host its Bastille Day Celebration 2017 with a Soirée Blanche at Nelson Mullins (201 17th Street, Atlanta). Enjoy a French-inspired buffet, French wine, live music, and a huge high-end benefit auction. All proceeds go toward the educational and cultural programs at the Alliance Française. For more information, click here.

On Saturday July 14, Le Bilboquet and The Industry Fund, a non-profit supporting the restaurant industry, will organize the Waiters’ Race, a century old French tradition that tests the skills a waiter uses every day to provide quality service in a timely manner. Visit the Waiters’ Race websitefor more informations


On Friday, July 14 at 5:00 pm, the Alliance Française de Nashville will organize its first French Fest at Sevier Park (12 South neighborhood, Nashville). Come enjoy a buffet, fine French wine and live music. For info:

On Friday, July 14 at 5:30 pm come celebrate the French Fête Nationale at the Little Gourmand (2209 Bandywood Dr, Nashville). Come enjoy great French food, 2 live bands playing popular French songs and even a blue, white and red pastry, "Coeur de France". Join the event

On Friday, July 14 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, the Alliance Française de Memphis will host the Bastille Day Picnic at Pickering Center (7771 Poplar Pike, Germantown). To get more information about this event, contact the Alliance.

On Friday, July 14 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, the French American Chamber of Commerce of Tennessee will celebrate Bastille Day in Chickamauga (9862 GA-193, Chickamauga, GA 30707). Fore more information, click here.

North Carolina

On Thursday, July 13 at 7:00 pm, enjoy champagne and a dinner prepared by Chef Chris Huerta at The Farm at Old Edwards 336 Arnold Road Highlands, NC 28741. Register here.

On Sunday, July 16 from 11:00 pm to 6:00 pm, join the first Charlotte French Culture Festival, and get ready to enjoy great food, wine, delicious pastries, music and dance. For more info, click here

South Carolina

On Friday, July 14 at 7:30 pm, the Alliance Française de Charleston will celebrate the French National Day with a dinner and a ball at Ballroom Dance Charleston (2408 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414, USA). For more information, visit this page.

On Friday, July 14 from 6:30pm to 11:30 pm, Greenville will celebrate Bastille Day at Embassy Suites Riverplace (250 Riverplace, Greenville). Enjoy a French-inspired buffet and participate in an auction to benefit Black Sheep Farm, Ltd, a horse assisted education non-profit in Fountain Inn, South Carolina. Click here for more information.


On Sunday, July 16 the Alliance Française de Jackson will celebrate Bastille Day at the Jackson Yacht Club (700 Yacht Club Road, Ridgeland, Mississippi). A cocktail hour starts at 5:00 pm and dinner will begin at 6:00 pm. Click here for more information.

Last modified on 18/07/2017

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